M1 Singapore Fringe Festival
In English and Malay with English surtitles.
Mak-Mak Menari explores the role of the modern Malay mother in Singapore today, and how dance continues to play a part in their lives. While marriage, motherhood, cultural and traditional taboos, and growing older have impacted their dancing days, the Mak-Mak Menaris have only grown stronger. They continue to find pleasure in dancing together and this project is a tribute to their resilience, told in part by their junior, Soultari Amin Farid, whose own dance career has been shaped by watching and dancing alongside these women. Mak-Mak Menari is a documentary theatre work with text, Malay dance and videography, curated from the real-life stories and experiences of these Malay Muslim women in Singapore.
About Bhumi Collective
Bhumi Collective is a producing and multidisciplinary performing arts company.
We are a point of convergence for artists embracing intercultural, intersectional and transnational practices to address, explore and are curious about issues to do with deconstruction, disruption and decolonisation.
Our name, Bhumi, meaning earth/soil in both Sanskrit and Malay, reflects our belief that human potential and diversity is fertile ground for collaborative art-making in a borderless world.
About M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020: My Country and My People
Celebrate the 16th edition of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival with us from 8 to 19 January 2020!
The Fringe moves into its third and final instalment of themes inspired by iconic Singaporean artists and their signature works, and also the last in Sean Tobin’s six-year Artistic Directorship. Fringe 2020 is curated around the theme My Country and My People, taken from the title of the iconic 1967 poem by Singapore literary giant Lee Tzu Pheng.
For the full programme lineup, visit http://www.singaporefringe.com.
Credits: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival
17 – 19 January 2019
Fri: 8 PM
Sat: 3 PM, 8 PM
Sun: 3 PM
90 mins with no intermission
Standard: SGD 27
Concession: SGD 19